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December 7, 2020

Bird Banding Lab, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service—Centennial Presentation

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the establishment of the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory. The lab hosted a live webinar to highlight the long history between the Bird Banding Lab and US Fish & Wildlife Services, and how they have impacted avian science in the past 100 years. Over the past 100 years, there have been significant advances in banding science. One

October 22, 2020

100 Years of Service to Migratory Bird Conservation in North America

This year, the USGS is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of their Bird Banding Laboratory and a century of advancing avian conservation science. Banding is one of the oldest and most important techniques used for studying individual birds. John Tautin, former Chief of the Bird Banding Lab and co-author of Bird Banding in North America: The First Hundred Years, will join

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January 29, 2018

The North American Bird Banding Program: Into the 21st Century

The panel examined the legal, scientific, and philosophical underpinnings of the Bird Banding Program [BBP], with
emphasis on the U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory [BBL], but also considering the Canadian Bird Banding Office [BBO]. In
this report, we review the value of banding data, enumerate and expand on the principles under which any modern BBP
should operate

USGS
April 11, 2018

BBL Bandit User Manual

Bandit is the latest in a series of programs aimed at helping bird banders manage and submit their data for
banded birds. We have tried to make the process of maintaining banding records as simple as possible.
Bandit was created by the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) at the U. S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife
Research Center, Laurel, Maryland.

USGS
May 31, 2018

Bandit 4.0 Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Bird Banding Laboratory software Bandit 4.0

USGS
May 31, 2018

Bandit 4.0 Release Notes

Beginning with this version, Bandit data files may be submitted automatically via FTP (file transfer protocol). When this
data submission process is successful, you will receive a pop-up message indicating the data file was transmitted to the
BBL FTP site. After the data file has been imported from the FTP site into the BBL data management system, email

USGS
November 15, 2018

What’s New at the USGS Patuxent Bird Banding Lab?

What’s New at the USGS Patuxent Bird Banding Lab? Preparing for the Next Century of Bird Banding

The Bird Banding Lab (BBL) has been a leader of the North American Bird Banding Program since the inception of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in 1918 and is currently part of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD. To better serve the

USGS
July 6, 2020

Bandit 4.0 Excel Data Entry Template (Bandings)

The template is created for adding 1000 records. If you need to add more records please contact the Bandit help desk or do your data in batches of 1000 records at a time.

2. Columns that are gray are locked from editing. By selecting from the “description” fields beside them the Bandit/BBL code is automatically populated in the adjacent gray cell.

3. The

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July 6, 2020

Bandit 4.0 Excel Data Entry Template (Bandings and Recaptures)

1. The template is created for adding 1000 banding and recapture. If you need to add more records please contact the Bandit help desk or do your data in batches of 1000 records at a time.

2. Columns that are gray are locked from editing. By selecting from the “description” fields beside them the Bandit/BBL code is automatically populated in the adjacent gray cell.